Sheffield Wednesday: Owls target Matty Fryatt joins Nottingham Forest

Matty Fryatt celebrates one of four goals for Sheffield Wednesday
Matty Fryatt celebrates one of four goals for Sheffield Wednesday
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Sheffield Wednesday have missed out on long-term target Matty Fryatt after the striker agreed a three-year contract to join Championship rivals Nottingham Forest from Hull City.

Fryatt spent two months on loan at Hillsborough last season, scoring four goals in nine appearances for the Owls and since moving back to Hull Wednesday manager Stuart Gray has been monitoring his situation.

The 28 year old found form for the Tigers on his return to the KC Stadium and due to regular frontmen Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long being cup-tied, played in the FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal.

Fryatt was released at the end of the season, though, by Hull boss Steve Bruce and Wednesday were among a number of clubs vying for his signature, however the former Leicester City and Walsall forward has opted to link up with new manager Stuart Pearce at the City ground.

“I am delighted to announce the signing of Matty Fryatt on a three-year contract, he is a player this club has admired for many years,” Forest owner and chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi said via his official Twitter account.

“I am delighted to have finally got our man. I look forward to welcoming him into this great club when his contract starts on July 1.”